László Péter LAKATOS
László Péter Lakatos is associate professor of the Financial Accounting Department at Budapest Corvinus University. He teaches in Bachelor, Master and in the University’s Executive MBA-Programs and he is responsible for the accounting related subjects of the Ph. D. program.
László’s main research area is group accounting and financial instruments. Beyond his university duties, László is the member of the Hungarian IFRS review committee and the Board of the judiciary experts. He is also the member of the public body of the Hungarian Science Academy. He is the chief examiner for IFRS exams both for auditors and for accountants. László is also practicing as an auditor. His main focus in this is on financial institutions and public entities. He works closely together with one of the big four firms in the Middle-East both in technical accounting issues and in educating auditors and clients.
László is currently the serving president of AFECA, a more than 20 years old organization for academics and universities working in areas related to accounting.
Katalin Szekacs is associate Professor of the Management Accounting Department at Budapest Corvinus University. She has a long experience in teaching and researching comparative and international accounting.
Her research interests include: International Financial Reporting Standards, with special interest in Financial Instruments and lease accounting; modern cost accounting and strategic management accounting.
She is member of the AFECA (Association de Formations Europeennes a la Comptabilite et a l’Audit) for more than 20 years.
She is certified accountant and member of the Hungarian Chamber of Auditors.
She is author and co-author of a number of books and studies.
Before his academic career Kristóf has worked in controlling, auditing and finance fields in multinational corporate environment. Since 2015 he has been teaching at Corvinus University of Budapest in financial and management accounting courses and full-time MBA programme.
In his doctoral dissertation he investigates the macroeconomic effects of the increasing scale of IFRS reporting in Hungary. As a consultant he currently supports a telecommunication merger from IFRS perspective. Kristóf is a chartered accountant, beside the IFRS reporting effect on the national accounts (ESA2010) his research interest focuses on IFRS9, IFRS15 and IFRS16. He is author of articles about IFRS17 Insurance contracts, and the use of AI (artificial intelligence) and automation in auditing.